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Fun Kid PhotosWe have been working with all four of these kids since they were fresh from the whom and you can see how much fun we still have!  It’s possible to have FUN with outdoor family photos and kids’ photography as you see with these triplets and their little brother.  Best part?  Look at the quality and how natural it all is in this autumn park setting!

Outdoor Kids PhotographyIt’s still common that we need great photos for Grandma so here we have the pictures before all the giggling began 🙂  And of course, just in time for Christmas cards and gifts.

If you’re thinking of a session like this, please call us now.  You don’t need to put money down but it’s very helpful to begin planning the timing and look of it all!

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High School Boy Senior PhotosKollen is a senior near Portage and Kalamazoo Michigan who loves everything outdoors.  Since fishing is one of his favorites, we incorporated that into his shoot!Boy Senior PhotographyOur approach to senior photos is comfortable, natural, and fun.  Although we can airbrush or edit your photos, our goal is to show of the best of who you are, naturally!  If you’re worried about acne, don’t sweat it.
Boy Beach Senior PhotographyKollen’s grandparents had a cottage on Lake Michigan so going to the beach at Tiscornia Beach / Tiscornia Park for the rest of his High School Senior Photos made great sense.

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With an establishment so rich in history and beautiful it’s great to have another Kent Country Club Wedding for beautiful pictures and people like Andrew and Emily!  There’s a cool feeling with everyone I’ve ever met there from the couple weddings I’ve done before, the families who have us photographing them there, and the events where we’ve had the PartyBooth running so doing wedding pictures at Kent Country Club easier than ever.

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I was lucky that Andrew and Emily knew our previous clients Jamie and Jessica from their awesome Kent Country Club wedding a few years ago since they helped us to connect.  Kent Country Club, although rich in history and beauty, has done some wonderful renovations just since our last events there.  Their staff is experienced and always graciously helpful!

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What was especially awesome was that everyone was able to get ready at KCC before we headed down to their church for their ceremony which made it very comfortable for the wedding party and great for us photographically!

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The weather held out long enough to do the First Look right outside their patio.  The first look is a great way to either utilize the hours of your wedding day more efficiently or help to relax the couple before their ceremony.  It still never robs the couple of the anticipation or surprise seeing each other as the bride comes walking down the aisle and in this case really saved us since it was raining very hard when we returned from the ceremony (which left us very little time to get outdoor photos in daytime light).

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After doing all the family photos inside their beautiful family room, we finally had a break in the rain and could run out for a little bit of fun on the course (sorry to the guys playing up to the 18th hole ;-).

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The set-up is unique where there’s a beautiful formal dining room for toasts, cake, dinner, and socializing.  The dancing and band are on their nice sunroom conveniently by the bar, patio, and away from the dining room.  Kent Country Club offers a lot of great spots for people to hang out just out of the dancing room and this is great for us to get some quick portraits when requested!  If you’re super cool, you’ll even step into the Gerald R Ford room dedicated to the 38th President for good reason (My wife waited on them while working there over 20 years ago).

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We wouldn’t be able to tell a great story without a great “The End” shot like this.  We always look for new and creative ways to create a closing shot and although we expected to have a hyper speed rain shot, Mother Nature gifted Emily and Andrew with rain stopping moments before we took this shot!

No one puts the energy into a wedding day quite like we do and you’ll see how well we can stay standing and energized for a long day which is how we tell our story.  You’ll see from the rest of our website where the camera has brought us but don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your wedding day by clicking the “contact” link above.

We look forward to talking to you soon but please don’t be afraid on posts that contain photos you love.  See another Kent Country Club Wedding with Emily and Andrew.

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When it comes to telling a story, beautifully, that’s what we do best.  Dan Terpstra, of TerpstraPhoto.com, has been internationally awarded multiple times for telling a story through a camera, capturing the details perfectly, and both capturing emotion as well as helping to create it with his light-hearted and high energy style on your wedding day!  We were lucky to do the wedding photography for Peter and Jennie downtown Grand Rapids at St Mary’s Catholic Church just as we did for his little brother many months earlier.  It was such a pleasure to work again with this great family to capture all the beauty they provided!

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Starting at Peter and Jennie’s “future” home together, we had a great time with all the beautiful details the girls had for us.

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Of course the guys couldn’t be left out so we joined the big Russo family at their childhood home for photos with Joe and Stella

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After Jennie stepped into her stunning wedding ensemble, we all jumped in our magic pumpkins and headed down to St. Mary’s so Peter could finally get a look at the woman he loves!  As always, the rest of the family showed their great emotion at the moments

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No one puts the energy into a wedding day quite like we do and you’ll see how well we can stay standing and energized for a long day which is how we tell our story.  You’ll see from the rest of our website where the camera has brought us but don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your wedding day by clicking the “contact” link above!

 

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It was a pleasure to work with Jennie and Peter since their family has practically welcomed us into theirs as well!  One of the beautiful things about wedding pictures at The Amway Grand Plaza is that premier venues always do a great job both making everything perfect and treat us all well.  Here you’ll see more the fantasy look of the room through the HDR effect.
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Every detail is beautiful in this downtown grand rapids wedding!  All these amazing Italian deserts are made by the same wonderful women behind the Russo’s restaurants and the amazing Noto’s Old World Restaurant where we shoot so often.

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Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer  I knew Jennie and Peter’s wedding would be amazing since there is rarely so much love and energy in any other wedding I’d done for their family and cousins!

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You’ll see many more of their wedding day when you look around through here or on our Facebook page!

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If you’re looking for a photographer with the energy to work with your large family or bridal party, has enough experience to keep your day relaxed and fun, and helps you plan out your timeline before the wedding day to make everything go smoothly, you should contact us about your wedding date.  We’re flexible and will likely keep you laughing on your wedding day!

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